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RABIL’S RETURN
ARMS RACE. Nashville Hornets running back Derrick Macklin (with ball) uses a stiff-arm to evade a Rocky Mount defender during last Saturday morning’s Eastern North Carolina Football League showdown at The Hornets Nest in Nashville.
RABIL’S RETURN

NASHVILLE -- On-field action had to take a backseat to another important matter of note during last Saturday’s Eastern North Carolina Football League matchup between Rocky Mount and homestanding Nashville.
Long-time scoreboard operator and team fixture Joey Rabil returned to the press box for the Hornets after missing the opening home game of the season.

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COURSE WORK
ON TARGET. Nash Central’s Sara Joyner delivers a perfect drive during Monday’s Big East Conference girls golf match at Birchwood Country Club.
COURSE WORK

NASHVILLE -- Whether it be spring or fall, Birchwood Country Club always offers a stern test for Big East Conference golfers.
The latest Big East event at BCC featured more of the same as the league’s girls contingent was welcomed by lightning-fast greens and dastardly rough.

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Birds Shut Out By Fike
PRIYA MAKES THE RIGHT PLAY FOR SNHS. Southern Nash’s Priya Patel concentrates on a forehand return during last Thursday afternoon’s Big East Conference girls tennis matchup at home against the Wilson Fike Golden Demons.
Birds Shut Out By Fike

STANHOPE -- After being swept by Wilson Fike earlier in the season, the Southern Nash Ladybirds went into last Thursday’s Big East Conference girls tennis rematch with tempered expectations.
But even though the 9-0 score ended up being the same as the previous event, the Ladybirds went to tie-breakers to determine the winner at Nos. 1 and 2 Singles before ultimately falling at the SNHS Courts.

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SN sweeps at home
LEAP OF FAITH. Louisburg HS keeper Brevonte Bullock (right) rises to make a great save during last Thursday’s soccer matchup at Southern Nash.
SN sweeps at home

STANHOPE -- For a high school coach in any sport, getting his or her team to be motivated for a non-conference event -- one day after a huge league victory -- is never an easy proposition.
That’s the dilemma Southern Nash boys soccer skipper Kurt Bienias faced last week as his Firebirds came up with a key 2-0 home decision last Wednesday afternoon against backyard rival Northern Nash.

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NN Outlasts Wildcats
FIVE ALIVE FOR NN. Northern Nash’s Alex Shearin (right) gets tangled up with Bunn’s Mason Makar during last Thursday evening’s boys soccer matchup in Red Oak.
NN Outlasts Wildcats

RED OAK -- The waiting game proved to be a key attribute last Thursday for the Northern Nash Knights during a non-league boys showdown against the Bunn Wildcats.
Northern Nash had controlled BHS in convincing fashion one week earlier in Franklin County, but the Wildcats would prove to be a much more feisty foe this time around.

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Northern Nash falls in volleyball action
Northern Nash falls in volleyball action

BUNN -- Northern Nash High School took on perennial powerhouse Bunn and was defeated in three tight sets last Thursday in non-conference prep volleyball action.
Scores were 25-21, 25-17 and 25-20 in favor of the homestanding Ladycats at the Bunn Dome.
The victory was the second for Bunn over the Lady Knights during the 2014 spike campaign.

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Horne among winners at County Line
Horne among winners at County Line

ELM CITY -- Excellent weather greeted fans, drivers, crew and staff for the Lee Motor Company Night at the Races last Saturday night at County Line Raceway.
On tap on the card was the Super Stock 4’s, PL Woodard Pure Stock V8’s, Pure Stock 4’s, Open Wheel Modifieds and the Late Models.

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Northern sweeps SV
TOUGH TACKLE. A Northern Nash player makes a tackle -- and loses his helmet -- during last Thursday’s home junior varsity football contest against the Southern Vance Runnin’ Raiders.
Northern sweeps SV

RED OAK -- The numbers don’t lie when assessing Northern Nash’s dominance during its pair of football games last week against the Southern Vance Runnin’ Raiders.
For Northern, the festivities began Thursday in Death Valley as the homestanding Knights were able to claim a junior varsity victory by a score of 52-6.

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Knights’ dominance continues
Knights’ dominance continues

RALEIGH -- Northern Nash’s talent-laden boys cross country squad has been so strong this fall that only one club -- Class 4-A titan Apex -- has been able to defeat the Knights to date.
That string includes both Big East Conference and prestigious weekend invitational events.
Northern has taken on some of the top clubs from across the state and beyond, including a victory last Saturday at the acclaimed Adidas Cross Country Challenge at WakeMed Soccer Park in Wake County.

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Junior Knights secure two wins

KENLY -- The Northern Nash Knights took two out of three contests last Saturday at North Johnston in a Johnston County Football League youth showdown.
Both the Northern Nash Rookie and JV clubs delivered 26-0 victories over the Junior Panthers.
The Rookies received two touchdowns from Damien Clemmons and one apiece from Cameron Lucas and Randall King.

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Alston sets record for NCWC
Alston sets record for NCWC

ROCKY MOUNT -- Senior Jacques Alston broke the North Carolina Wesleyan College football program’s all-time rushing record last Thursday night at Bishop Stadium, but it would not be enough as NCWC suffered a tough 31-28 loss to Christopher Newport in the USA South Conference opener for both squads.
Needing 78 yards to eclipse Bryan Haywood’s career record of 2,744 yards, Alston managed 106 yards on the night to stake his claim atop the record book.

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NASHVILLE HORNET ON A HUGE MISSION
NASHVILLE HORNET ON A HUGE MISSION

FORWARD THINKING. Nashville’s Derrick Macklin (with ball) leans forward to gain a few extra yards during a Rocky Mount tackle attempt last Saturday in Eastern North Carolina Football League action at The Hornets Nest.

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GOLF EVENT SLATED
GOLF EVENT SLATED

A CHANCE TO WIN A NEW CAR. Golfers participating in the 25th Annual Nash Community College Foundation Student Scholarship Golf Classic will have a chance to win a 2014 Buick LaCrosse as a hole-in-one prize sponsored by Davenport Autopark.

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LET’S GET READY TO TEE OFF
LET’S GET READY TO TEE OFF

FOR A GREAT CAUSE. Area golfers have provided 24 years of support for the Nash Community College Foundation and its scholarship program by participating in the NCC Foundation Student Scholarship Golf Classic. Golfers will have a choice to tee off October 2nd at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount for a day of challenging fun, while providing scholarships for deserving college students.

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NCWC wins spike match

GREENSBORO -- N.C. Wesleyan’s volleyball squad picked up its first USA South win of the season on Saturday afternoon, turning in a 3-0 sweep of Mary Baldwin College in Greensboro.
The victory leaves the Bishops with a 1-2 league record on the week, having dropped earlier matches to William Peace and Greensboro.

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FOOTRACE
FOOTRACE

(L to R) Northern Nash’s Thomas Roy and Bunn’s Rey Murillo surge toward the ball during last Thursday evening’s non-conference boys soccer showdown on the NN campus.

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HE’S BACK!
HE’S BACK!

Legendary long-time scorekeeper Joey Rabil returned to the press box last Saturday for the Nashville Hornets after an extended illness. It was a thrilling day for Joey -- and it got even better later when he went to Greenville to watch his East Carolina Pirates defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels. Welcome back, Joey!

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MASON MAKES THE PUTT
MASON MAKES THE PUTT

Southern Nash’s Mason Chamblee sinks this attempt during Monday’s Big East Conference girls golf event at Birchwood Country Club.

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RUMBLIN’ AHEAD
RUMBLIN’ AHEAD

Nashville’s Keziah Hollinsworth (34) picks up yardage during last Saturday’s varsity football action against long-time conference rival Rocky Mount.

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SHE’S NUMBER ONE
SHE’S NUMBER ONE

Southern Nash’s Denise Gonzalez hits a backhand during last Thursday’s tennis action.

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STAY AWAY
STAY AWAY

Southern Nash’s Alexis Barrett is hoping that this approach shot avoids a bunker during Monday’s Big East Conference golf match at Birchwood CC.

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TOUGH TO TACKLE
TOUGH TO TACKLE

Rocky Mount’s Jalen Bryant (with ball) runs for some tough yardage during last Saturday’s Eastern North Carollina Football League event against the host Nashville Hornets.

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YO-YO
YO-YO

Southern Nash’s Jose Salgado (right) appears to have the ball on a string as he advances upfield for the Firebirds during last Thursday afternoon’s boys soccer decision over Louisburg at the SN Soccer Field.

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